COVID-19 cases hike to 1,078 as ten navy men test positive
May 23, 2020 05:21 pm
Ten more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Sri Lanka as of 4.15 pm on Saturday (23), increasing the total cases count to 1,078.
The Department of Government Information confirmed that the latest positive cases were detected from Sri Lanka Navy. These navy men were undergoing quarantine at the facility in Kandakadu.
Accordingly, a total of 617 positive cases of coronavirus have been confirmed from the Navy so far.
In the meantime, the number of recoveries in the country currently stands at 660.
The Epidemiology Unit says, 409 active cases are currently under medical care at the IDH Hospital, Welikanda Base Hospital, Colombo East Base Hospital, Iranawila Hospital, Kattankudy Base Hospital, Navy Hospital, Minuwangoda Base Hospital and Homagama Base Hospital.
Nine coronavirus patients in the country have succumbed to the virus thus far.